Souled Out

Antarctica

❝will you still smile at me
when the world is burning?❞

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hi.
i'm souled out.

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he didn't like the way his heart fluttered when he thought of his enemy, the way he found himself yearning for those smiles and the few genuine laughs. they were supposed to be separate, fighting for their own causes, weapons aimed at the other's throat. but, instead, he found himself here, laying underneath the stars and pointing out all the constellations his enemy couldn't name. what a fool he was, what a fool they were. this wouldn't last. the world was never kind to those who deviated from their paths.

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foolish gods

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oh, but how we are foolish gods,
borne of mortal flesh and blood.

we lived too fast, too loud,
and we wasted our childhood,
unaware of all that lay before us.

oh, what foolish gods are we,
to play with fate and destiny.

our love for the world was full,
and what we felt for each other?
it burned brighter than the suns.

oh, but we are indeed foolish gods,
and we spent our freedom unwisely.

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what small matters of the heart are these

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i fall in love with strangers
like i count the stars in the sky.
their names are colors
on my tongue,
their faces
flashes of brilliance
in my mind.

none of them know me,
nor i them,
but watching them from afar,
i wonder what it would be like
to wake up to their smile,
or to laugh alongside them
as we cringe at old horror movies.

i used to think of myself
as someone who
detested the very idea...

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Souled Out (Antarctica) liked rebirth by erin! (United States)

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i think i remember

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love, i think i remember
that night on the bridge;
it was dark and moonless
with my mind running
and spinning endlessly.
even though
i'd left him far behind,
i could still hear nick
yelling at me to get to you
before our time ran out.
i think
i must have made it
because you,
you're still here.

love, i think i remember
the first time we danced;
it was at that masquerade
that you changed last-minute
so i could...

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the darkness out the window

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she stares out the window, at the darkness beyond. heavy, thick, smothering. there's no light. just the inky black that coats the land.
    and she's so tired in that moment, staring out at the featureless land. there's no moon, no stars. the world moves on as she watches, eyelids drooping. she wants the world to just go still, though, to stop moving. to trap her in this time where nothing happens. where she is safe.
    the...

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Souled Out (Antarctica) published:

the words are more than just a story i read

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i have fallen too deep
into a world that is not mind,
talking to people
and living their lives
despite knowing nothing about them.
i am far too invested
in the challenges they face,
trying to distract myself
from the reality outside.

i take comfort in their words,
burying myself
in this new story that
isn't my own.
all the while, though,
i cry silent tears to myself,
knowing that
i was born in the wrong world.

part of me...

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and the walls kept tumbling down

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i am so afraid
of all these little moments
fractured things and

it's all breaking
why is it breaking
glue and duct tape and
stickers and band-aids but
the wall won't hold
there are cracks in the foundation
it is crumbling

the moments i have assembled
and this little world
that i have built
for a second
i marveled at the beauty
and for a second
i was not afraid
because i couldn't see
the darker edges all around

and...

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time is moving faster

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time ticks faster
as i count the seconds speeding by,
and i watch the rain drops
sliding down the window
til they pool and flow
down the roof.

just as i begin to accept it,
the mortality of this world
and my place in it,
it changes. and i scramble
for purchase
before i am another of those rain drops,
unable to stop myself
from plunging
into the abyss.

time ticks faster
and the world
leaves me behind.

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